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396-Acre Stevens Family Farm Protected Forever

Nestled at the gateway of Wadmalaw Island lies a pristine piece of land known as Stevens Family Farm – the venue for Lowcountry Land Trust’s 2024 Spring Gathering. This 396-acre haven, blessed with abundant natural beauty, has long been a sanctuary for wildlife and humanity. For generations, the land has been utilized for various purposes: hunting, timber, and agriculture. Its diverse habitat, ranging from planted pine forests to forested wetlands and maritime forests, provides a home to a myriad of species. Bohicket Creek, meandering gracefully along its edges, not only offers scenic vistas but also plays a crucial role in maintaining water quality and sustaining the rural charm of the surrounding area.

Recognizing the importance of preserving such a treasure, the former property owner took the monumental step of placing the property under a conservation easement in 2016. This act ensured that the land would be safeguarded for future generations, balancing continued forestry, agricultural, and recreational activities while nurturing its natural habitat and fostering biological diversity.

In 2019, the torch of stewardship passed to Scott and Jenny Stevens, who, through meticulous efforts, merged the subdivided parcels of the property into one cohesive entity. Embracing their role as stewards of the land, the Stevens family made the 396 acres not just a piece of land but a home. Abiding by the terms of the conservation easement, they erected a house and various agricultural structures, blending modern comforts with the timeless serenity of the landscape. Yet, they did so with utmost care, mindful of preserving the integrity of the land and its conservation values.

Stevens Family Farm remains a testament to the power of collective stewardship and the enduring bond between humanity and the land. Its story, woven with conservation, commitment, and community threads, is a beacon of hope for all who cherish the Lowcountry.


Lowcountry Land Trust’s Annual Spring Gathering, presented by Wells Fargo Advisors, will occur on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Stevens Family Farm on Wadmalaw Island. Guests will enjoy a family-friendly, all-inclusive event highlighting the waterfront landscape.

Lowcountry Land Trust’s Annual Spring Gathering
Saturday, April 13, 2024
11 am to 3 pm
Stevens Family Farm, Wadmalaw Island

Tickets are all-inclusive – $85 for adults and $25 for children 2-12. Kids under 2 are free.

Guests will enjoy delicious Lowcountry fare from Marvin Ross of Peculiar Pig Farm, local drinks, and bluegrass music. During the event, family-friendly activities such as hay rides, fly fishing demonstrations, farm animal petting, outdoor sports, and scavenger hunts will occur. A silent auction featuring local products and experiences will also be a part of the homegrown gathering.

We hope you will join us! Click here for tickets.